Gotta say, of all the ways I imagined Tokyo Revengers would cap off the somber, tragic epilogue of Bloody Halloween, goofy romcom BS was not one of them. Not that I’m complaining too much – this is the most engaged I’ve felt with the show in over a month, but whiplash is too mild of a word for the experience of watching this episode. The centrifugal force of the hard left turn this episode takes is probably enough to break bones if you’re not careful.
It’s not a clean break either. The opening minutes of this episode recounts the conclusion to Kazutora’s character, with Draken and Takemichi soberly wishing for him to take care of himself as he goes about atoning for destroying his best friend. Then we hit the other side of the OP and within minutes Takemichi is tripping his way – literally dick first – into losing his virginity in a mixup at the brothel Draken lives at….